Daniel Kitson

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Polyphony by Daniel Kitson, Roundabout @ Summerhall


This picture here is not from the show. It’s what I saw at the entrance to Summerhall. And there was a big queue behind this fan too, all hoping for a spare ticket so that they could sneak into Daniel Kitson’s latest piece of meta-theatre. There were no press tickets issued either, but I was lucky enough to be offered one via a friend. I grabbed it with both hands and held it tightly.

News: Daniel Kitson Announces Major London Gig

Daniel Kitson is to play a one-off gig with musician Gavin Osborn at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on July 5. 

This will not be his latest show Polyphony, which he will be performing in Edinburgh in August, but will be a version of “Stories for the Starlit Sky”, the trilogy they performed in three separate shows at the same venue in 2009 and then at Latitude. Though Kitson is not quite sure yet of the nitty gritty as this is a last-minute arrangement filling a hole in the theatre's schedule.


News: Daniel Kitson To Perform at Edinburgh Fringe

Update 20/5/15. It has now been confirmed that Daniel Kitson will be performing Polyphony in Edinburgh this summer from August 7 - 30 at the new Roundabout venue at 12.15pm. Tickets from the Edinburgh Fringe website are now gone, but more tickets will be released by Summerhall here on June 4.


Daniel Kitson is planning to perform his latest solo play, Polyphony, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.


Opinion: How To Get Your Edinburgh Show Reviewed

A lot has been said recently in comedy circles about Chortle’s announcement that it promises to review any Edinburgh Fringe show that spends at least £250 on advertising. This happened to coincide with people asking me how I go about choosing what shows to review during the Festival.

Opinion: Comedy – As Long As The Price Is Right

I went to Angel Comedy Club in Islington last Thursday night because I’d heard Nick Helm was on. I didn’t arrange to be on the guest list, I just turned up as a punter. And like a punter I was turned away because the gig was full.

News: Kitson Gigs At BAC To Go Ahead

Daniel Kitson's trial runs for his new show Polyphony will go ahead at the Battersea Arts Centre from Monday as planned, despite the Grand Hall and the Lower Hall being destroyed by a fire on Friday afternoon. Ticket holders have been informed by email.

Kitson has previously performed in the Grand Hall, but these gigs were always due to take place in one of the smaller spaces, the Committee Room.


UK Previews For New Daniel Kitson Show Polyphony

Daniel Kitson will be previewing his new play, Polyphony, at Battersea Arts Centre, before performing it in Australia and New Zealand.

The London dates are March 16 - 21 and tickets go on sale at noon on March 10. Details here.




This is the information provided by Kitson on the BAC website:


News: Daniel Kitson Joins Iron Maiden (Against Secondary Ticketing)

Daniel Kitson has shown support for Iron Maiden's campaign to outlaw secondary ticketing. This follows Stewart Lee's support for the fight against inflated pricing last week.

Review: Tree by Daniel Kitson, Old Vic

New dates announced - skip to bottom for details.

When Daniel Kitson’s two-hander with Tim Key opened at Manchester's Royal Exchange in 2013 reviews compared it to Samuel Beckett. Two comedic blokes. A tree. Some waiting. There has to be a Godot influence lurking in there. The play has finally landed in London for a prestigious run at the Old Vic and I can’t really see the connection myself. There's a bucket, but no Beckett.

Opinion: My Comedy Year 2014

“How many comedy shows do you see every week?” After “do you like Michael McIntyre?” it’s the question I get asked the most when I tell people what I do for a so-called job. Well now I can sort of answer it, I’ve just counted up my ticket stubs for 2014 and the results are in. 


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